This Month’s Focus: Packaging
How the new political climate could affect pharmaceutical packaging
With business people now in charge, the federal government may finally look to blister packaging and better labeling to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.
Back Page: Serialization: Too late to start?
Establishing a compliant serialization process is a major undertaking. If you haven’t already begun, you need to act now.
Identifying and controlling segregation in tablet press feed systems
This article describes the modes of segregation that can occur in tablet press feed systems and how to assess which mode dominates. It also provides design strategies to overcome segregation and uses a five-ingredient formulation as an example to illustrate the principles discussed.
Recent advances in tabletting research
Research devoted to powder compression and tablet manufacturing is developing fast and offers new insight and techniques to formulation scientists. This article summarizes some of the tabletting research conducted at the author’s laboratory.
Dissolution of oil-filled softgels: Formulation and analytical development
This article describes how the authors selected the gelatin and plasticizer used in the shell of an oil-filled softgel formulation. It also presents a case study in which a Design of Experiments (DoE) approach is used to establish a dissolution test suitable for the softgel product.
Eye on Excipients: Silica
This edition of the column summarizes the benefits of using silica to enhance the bioavailability of poorly soluble APIs.
Self-emulsifying nutraceutical delivery systems (SENDS)
Tablet tooling: Tips to increase uptime and reduce maintenance
Choosing a gelatin for softgel formulations
January: Capsule Filling
June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook
July: Excipients & Formulation
October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance
November: Annual Buyer’s Guide
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2. Multi-layer Tabletting
2. Powder Transfer & Containment
2. Mixers & Blenders
2. Tablet & Capsule Identification